|Down with Grammar! Link to recording of presentation
Dennis Newson M.A. (Cantab), P.D.E.S.L (Leeds) taught EFL in Africa, Arabia, Norway and Germany in middle schools, secondary schools, teacher training colleges, a technical university and an arts university. He was a consultant for short periods in Bosnia and Kosovo, and conferences have taken him to Poland, Hungary, Las Palmas, Russia and England. He has developed his interest in SL since his alleged retirement. He is also a member of the Iatefl GISIG committee (global issues), the YLTSIG committee and moderator of the YLTSIG online discussion list and online events. He did his first EVO session as a co-moderator for a project about teaching foreign languages in Second Life.
I shall first consider and speculate just why it is that the mention of ‘grammar’ amongst an audience of language teachers is likely to release the sort of passions that are otherwise reserved for the discussion of religion or politics, that is why it is that all language teachers